Accession Number:

AD0649465

Title:

HAZARDS OF CARBON TETRACHLORIDE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: RECOMMENDED PRACTICES NUMBER 3.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL FIRE COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The report attempted to present just a few of the highlights of the history of the chemical liquid known as carbon tetrachloride. Some of its early uses in medicine and its later applications in industry and as a fire extinguishant were discussed. The toxicity of carbon tetrachloride, particularly with reference to its use as a fire extinguishant, was examined in some detail. And finally, its efficiency in extinguishing fires in hydrocarbon fuels was analyzed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE